ATLANTA, April 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- EarthLink, Inc. (NASDAQ: ELNK), a leading IT services and communications provider, today announced the launch of three new EarthLink Business® IT Services packaged solutions. These packages are designed to simplify the cloud so businesses can leverage the benefits of virtualization services. The Cloud Launch Pad, the Cloud Entry Bundle, and the Secure Email Bundle enable customers to economically partner with EarthLink to complement their internal IT resources by leveraging a comprehensive mix of IT Services and security experts in an enterprise class data center environment. "With these carefully designed bundles, EarthLink has removed many of the real or perceived barriers for customers of any size to explore what the cloud can mean for their business," said Barbara Dondiego, EarthLink Chief Marketing Officer. "We often hear from customers that they want their provider to act as an extension of their internal IT team, helping them become more productive and effective. These bundles are a toolkit that enables that to happen easily." Cloud Launch Pad is designed for organizations that want to leverage the benefits of a virtual environment or that currently run VMware® environments and need additional elastic computing capacity. The Cloud Launch Pad empowers the customer to extend the VMware environment they currently have and scale their IT applications and compute capacity into the cloud. EarthLink's Cloud Launch Pad service provides a VMware environment for those seeking additional virtualization capacity or looking for interoperable capability with their existing VMware virtualized platform. Ideal for a virtualization deployment with hosted applications, the Cloud Entry Bundle is for customers that have not virtualized or have limited IT capital or operating budget. This bundle provides scalable computing capacity plus the benefits of hosted Microsoft Exchange 2010 and Microsoft SharePoint® foundation for collaboration. Benefits of both the Cloud Entry and Cloud Launch Pad bundles include rapid deployment, elimination of certain capital costs, easy administration with snapshot and cloning, and performance guarantees with service level agreements (SLAs). Both Cloud Launch Pad and Cloud Entry Bundle are offered with a fully managed option and other levels of support to meet customer needs.